Arbitrage

Oct 2 – 4

Tue 7:30
Wed 7:30
Thu 7:30 (last show)
(US / 2012 / Nicholas Jarecki)
R / 107 mins
The feature directorial debut of Nicholas Jarecki, a taut and alluring suspense thriller about love, loyalty, and high finance, features Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon. 
When we first meet New York hedge-fund magnate Robert Miller (Richard Gere) on the eve of his 60th birthday, he is the very portrait of success. But behind the gilded walls of his mansion, Miller is in over his head, desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the depths of his fraud are revealed. Struggling to conceal his duplicity from his loyal yet knowing wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon) and brilliant daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Brit Marling), Miller’s also balancing an affair with French art-dealer Julie Côte (Laetitia Casta). Just as he’s about to unload his troubled empire, an unexpected calamitous error forces him to juggle family, business, and crime with the aid of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker), a face from Miller’s past. One wrong turn ignites the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Tim Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits.  Running on borrowed time, Miller is forced to confront the limits of even his own moral duplicity.

In this juicy, jolting financial thriller, an Oscar-caliber Richard Gere fires on all cylinders as a hedge-fund crook in crisis.  Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE ***1/2

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